Bitcoin, the world’s largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, has once again come into contact with a greater crypto market sell-off slashing its price by more than $1,000.

Why bitcoin cash stopped to produce blocks for over 5 hours

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) encountered a genuine mining abnormality today. The system neglected to deliver a sigle block in a five-hour time span and it didn’t cause a noteworthy exchange accumulation.


Bitcoin Cash utilization is as yet slacking, show the most recent blockchain occasion, where diggers couldn’t find a square for quite a long time. The Bitcoin Cash arrange came back to ordinary square creation as of 8:00 UTC on Thursday, with a five-hour hole in square generation. The occasion occurred after square 620025, and the following square number, 620026, took over five hours to find and proliferate.

WhalePanda, a staunch Bitcoin defender, didn’t think twice to remark on the occasion. And keeping in mind that a more slow square isn’t strange, the occasion additionally uncovered the moderately low exchange mean the system.

Slower blocks, where miners fail to discover a block, have happened to Bitcoin as well, with a lag time of about an hour. Mining Bitcoin Cash has an emergency difficulty adjustment, but it is still possible that luck plays a role. Depending on how hashes are tested to satisfy the conditions for a block header, the process may take longer than the 10-minute block time, even with no changes in difficulty.


The Bitcoin Cash network also carries around 50,000 transactions per day, about six times lower in comparison to Bitcoin. Outside of special tests and attempts at large block propagation, actual usage remains relatively low.

To visualize the low load, TxStreet shows that BCH has almost no pending transactions at the time of writing. And the five-hour block backlog was resolved in three blocks, one carrying 6,950 transactions, and the other 1,590 transactions. The Bitcoin Cash network has no limits on block size, although it requires more dedicated resources to be able to propagate a larger block.

Despite the random nature of the event, it was used once again to take a dig at Bitcoin Cash. There is still some competition and comparison with Bitcoin, but also challenges from Bitcoin SV (BSV), the newest network that split with an entirely new mining model. Bitcoin SV, while not immune from a slow block, is optimized to propagate very large blocks.

The opposite anomaly of a slow block is the discovery of two blocks, of which one is abandoned. Just days ago, the Bitcoin network produced an extra block that went stale. This event is also relatively rare and unpredictable, happening months or years apart.

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